At 09:28 PM 04/05/2000 -0700, Pamela Arora wrote:
The second question is in regards to TOD. The city I live in has recently
voted to build a light rail station. I am trying to determine what are the
best methods to model bicycle usage to the light rail stations. There is
quite a bit of information of ways to encourage bike-n-ride lots but
nothing on forecasting the number of bike patrons at each stop. Do any of
you have any insight or useful literature that will help to determine these
Below are some references from in "Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning; Guide
to Best Practices" (available free at our website) that describe
state-of-the-art bicycle modeling. It is still more art than science.
Ronald Eash, "Destination and Mode Choice Models for Nonmotorized Travel,"
Transportation Research Record 1674, 1999, pp. 1-8.
David L. Harkey, Donald W. Reinfurt, J. Richard Stewart, Matthew Knuiman
and Alex Sorton, The Bicycle Compatibility Index: A Level of Service
Concept, Federal Highway Administration, FHWA-RD-98-072
Yael M. Levitte, Bicycle Demand Analysis - A Toronto Case Study,
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
William Moritz, Bicycle Facilities and Use, Washington State Department of
Christopher Porter, John Suhrbier and William Schwartz, "Forecasting
Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel," Transportation Research Record 1674, 1999,
Project for Public Spaces, Effects of Environmental Design on the Amount
and Type of Bicycling and Walking, National Bicycling and Walking Study No.
20, FHWA, USDOT (available through www.bikefed.org), 1993.
Schwartz, W.L., C.D. Porter, G.C. Payne, J.H. Suhbier, P.C. Moe, and W.L.
Wilkinson III. Guidebook on Methods to Estimate NonMotorized Travel:
Overview of Methods. Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
(www.tfhrc.org), Federal Highway Administration, FHWA-RD-98-165, 1999.
University of North Carolina, A Compendium of Available Bicycle and
Pedestrian Trip Generation Data in the United States, Supplement to the
National Bicycling and Walking Study, FHWA, USDOT (available through
Linda Dixon, "Bicycle and Pedestrian Level-of-Service Performance Measures
and Standards for Congestion Management Systems," Transportation Research
Record 1538, 1996, pp. 1-9.
Todd Litman, Director
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
"Efficiency - Equity - Clarity"
1250 Rudlin Street
Victoria, BC, V8V 3R7, Canada
Phone & Fax: 250-360-1560